Predictors of radial artery size in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization: insights from the Good Radial Artery Size Prediction (GRASP) study.
Mark A Kotowycz, K Wayne Johnston, Joan Ivanov, Nadia Asif, Abdulrahman M Almoghairi, Anirban Choudhury, Christian D Nagy, Matthew Sibbald, William Chan, Peter H Seidelin, Alan W Barolet, Christopher B Overgaard, Vladimír Džavík
Can J Cardiol | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND: Radial artery occlusion occurs after transradial cardiac catheterization or percutaneous coronary intervention. Although use of a sheath larger than the artery is a risk factor for radial artery occlusion, radial artery size is not routinely measured. We aimed to identify bedside predictors of radial artery diameter. METHODS: Using ultrasound, we prospectively measured radial, ulnar, and brachial artery diameters of 130 patients who presented for elective percutaneous coronary intervention or diagnostic angiography. Using prespecified candidate variables we used multivariable linear regression to identify predictors of radial artery diameter. RESULTS: Mean internal diameters of t..View full abstract